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    • SALTEX

      Pathology & Soil Science LIVE Comes to SALTEX 2016

      The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that a new unique feature called Pathology & Science LIVE will be coming to SALTEX 2016, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November. The Pathology & Soil Science LIVE area will be located on the IOG Hub (stand number C180) from 11am to 1pm each day and will allow visitors to look in detail at the symptoms of some common turfgrass fungal disease problems, as infected plants are magnified and displayed on a large screen. Turfgrass roots that are infected with plant parasitic nematodes will also…

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    • boningale

      Boningale Nurseries to demonstrate environmental credentials at SALTEX

      Boningale Nurseries, one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry, will be exhibiting at SALTEX for the first time this year. The company will show some of its new and exclusive hedging and specimen plants, and offer expert advice on its environmental planting range. Joining them on the stand will be specialists from the company’s award winning green roof department, Boningale GreenSky. Together, they will be demonstrating how they have been successfully supplying both traditional nursery and green roof planting stock to contractors and architects working on designs that increasingly require a roof garden. By combining the nursery’s…

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    • Ransomes

      Ransomes to showcase new MP653 XC at SALTEX 2016

      Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, will be showcasing its latest addition to the MP Series of wide-area mowers: the MP653 XC. Ransomes will be exhibiting on stand H090 at SALTEX in November. The Ransomes MP653 XC is the world’s first and only wide area rotary mower with a 4.27m- (14-foot) cutting width, increasing productivity by up to 25% (up to 1 hectare per hour more) over traditional 3.4m- (11-foot) mowers. Designed and manufactured at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters in Ipswich, the MP Series is primarily targeted at the municipal sector, and provides multiple options from a single…

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    • Perennial

      Party with Perennial welcomes James Alexander-Sinclair as host for 2017

      Tickets are now on sale for the annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 19 January 2017, and are discounted at a special ‘Early Bird’ rate during Get Going for HortAid fortnight (5 – 18 September) and up until the end of September. The 2017 event will be hosted by popular garden designer and broadcaster, James Alexander-Sinclair, who will manage events and launch HortAid 2017, Perennial’s year-long fundraising campaign. The Party is an opportunity to join friends and colleagues from across the horticulture industry for a fantastic evening of networking, fun and fundraising. The Party for Perennial,…

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    • seminar

      A free seminar explaining the importance of urban greening is being held this month

      Place-making and Prosperous Cities: The Essential role of Trees and Green Infrastructure (GI) free seminar will be held on the 22nd of September at Manchester City’s City Football Academy and features leading world expert Dr. Kathy Wolf. The seminar is for developers, landscape architects, planners, engineers and those working in the sector of social housing and regeneration, and will encourage them to think about inventive urban greening initiatives and why they are needed in our cities and towns. The free event is organised by City of Trees, a movement which aims to plant 3 million trees, one for every man,…

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    • heritage

      Heritage Open Days to celebrate Capability Brown sites

      This year has seen a number of events at locations across England and Wales celebrating the magnificent landscapes created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and these are set to continue with a range of events in support of Heritage Open Days. The open days take place from the 8th of September to the 11th of September. Talks, walks, performances, exhibitions and other activities are taking place with free access to the gardens and houses at a selection of famous properties, as well as lesser known private and public secret green spaces and community gardening projects with fascinating stories to tell. Here…

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    • saltex

      Learning Live plans finalised for Saltex 2016

      Learning Live, the complete education programme designed for all sectors of the groundscare industry, has now been finalised and is set to be a key attraction at Saltex 2016 on the 2nd and 3rd of November at The NEC, Birmingham. Saltex 2015 featured 1,655 minutes of free seminars through the Learning Live programme and, off the back of its success, show organisers have commissioned an additional fourth lecture theatre to expand the number of presentations across the two-day-event, to offer an even, more exciting programme featuring a greater depth of content and quality. This programme will provide grounds and open…

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    • roadshow

      The Plant Fairs Roadshow plant to raise funds for children’s charities

      Nurserymen and women from The Plant Fairs Roadshow plan to raise funds to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Banardo’s and the 30th anniversary of NSPCC’s Childline this year with a expert plant fair at Knowle Hill Farm in Ulcombe near Maidstone. The event, which is held on Sunday the 11th of September, will see nurserymen and women from the South East of England, particularly in Kent, showcase a magnificent selection of herbaceous plants, perennials, shrubs, bulbs and alpines. Specialists such as Rose Cottage Plants, Usual and Unusual Plants, Swallowfields, Copton Ash, Pineview Plants, Sussex Fruit Trees, Little Omendon, Invicta Herbs…

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    • RHS

      The last RHS Flower Shows of 2016 are dawning upon us

      On the 4 and 5 of October, RHS are hosting the RHS London Harvest Festival Show at RHS Lindley Hall. Celebrating the arrival of autumn, this two-day show is jam packed full of seasonal pleasures, including a large quantity of prizewinning harvest produce from some of the UK’s best nurseries and growers. Visitors will be able to sample some tasty seasonal food from local producers, take part in practical workshops also question the RHS Gardening Advice team with all their gardening queries. On the 28th and 29th of October, the RHS London Shades of Autumn Show will be held, at both…

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    • autumn

      New Green Lane autumn show gardens spark interest

      Up and coming landscapers could have the chance to kick-start their show garden career with a major new attraction at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show which starts on the 16th of September and finishes on the 18th of September this year. Green Lane is a row of back gardens filled with ideas and options for making the most of a small space. It will be offered to people who are just starting out and are new to horticulture, allowing many to showcase their talents to thousands of people for the very first time. Each of the gardens is set against the…

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    • germinal

      Germinal focuses on two areas of green space maintenance at Saltex

      Turf care specialists, Germinal, will this year be focusing on two key areas of green space maintenance at this year’s Saltex exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on 2 and 3 December: maintaining a healthy soil profile through the use of self-sustaining cultivars, and examining the efficiency of soil nutrient programmes. AberSustain is a self-sustaining grass seed mixture that is perfect for open parkland areas, domestic lawns, roadside verges and green roof spaces. Featuring five UK-bred varieties, AberSustain creates a sward which is tolerant of low nutrient and drought conditions and which can actively bind and improve the soil’s structure.…

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    • Amenity

      The Arboriculture Association 50th National Amenity Conference

      On the 4th of September through to the 7th of September, The Arboricultural Association are hosting their 50th National Amenity Conference in Keele University, Staffordshire. At this conference, there will be 7 international speakers and 29 speaker sessions. Among these international speakers, Professor Francisco Escobedo, who is a professor at the Universidad del Rosario, in Bogotá, Columbia and he was previously Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Florida and Research Forester with the USDA Forest Service. Professor Escobedo is a specialist in Urban and community forest management and planning with over 20 years of research, extension and teaching…

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    • Capability

      Capability Brown’s Account Book on display

      From the 5 of September through to the 15 of October 2016, Capability Brown’s Account Book will go on display at RHS Lindley Library in London. He changed the face of the English Landscape, but not a lot is known about Lancelot Brown (1716-1783), or Capability Brown as he is more commonly known, beyond the beautiful gardens and vistas he created. This year a new display at the RHS Lindley Library, the world’s finest gardening library, will show his personal Account Book to the public for the first time, and will also reveal how he became one of the most successful entrepreneurs…

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    • Plantarium

      Toon Ebben opens Plantarium 2016

      Horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben from Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. in Cuijk, officially opened Plantarium 2016 on Wednesday 24 August. His first move was to reveal the best novelty at Plantarium 2016, Astilbe ‘Chocolate Cherry’ (MIGHTY), entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. You can find our article on the Best Novelty winner here. As the horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben regards himself as an ambassador for the tree nursery sector. When asked whether grower were too modest, Ebben expressed that the growers were mainly authentic. “Growers should focus more on what you can do with a…

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    • Registration opens for FutureScape 2016

      Registration for FutureScape 2016 is now open. The show is celebrating its fifth birthday this year, so make sure you put FutureScape in your diary on the 15 November – it is an event not to be missed. FutureScape has continued to establish itself as a calendar favourite for industry professionals throughout the sector, and Eljays44 couldn’t be more excited for the various seminars, debates and special events taking place this year, making it the biggest event to date. For more information visit the website at www.futurescapeevent.com. Why register Though registration isn’t essential to attend FutureScape – you can get tickets…

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    • festive

      Special events across England and Wales celebrate ‘Capability’ Brown’s birthday month of August

      This year marks the 300th anniversary of 18th century landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose birthday is thought to fall this August. His actual date of birth is not known but he was baptised on 30 August 1716 at a time when babies were baptised very soon after birth, so August has been declared as his birthday month. The nationwide Capability Brown Festival celebrates the life, work and legacy of England’s most famous gardener, often dubbed the ‘Shakespeare of gardening’ or the ‘grandfather of landscape architecture’. This year the Capability Brown Festival has, and continues to see, a myriad of events including…

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    • Bradstone

      Bristol installer scoops top prize in competition marking Bradstone’s 60th year

      Landscape installer, Robert Knight of Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services, has won an Isuzu D-Max Utah 4×4 pick-up truck as part of a celebratory competition to mark the 60th anniversary of hard landscaping manufacturer, Bradstone. To celebrate its Diamond year, Bradstone offered all UK landscape designers and installers the chance to win one of two Isuzu trucks when purchasing Bradstone paving. Robert Knight, who owns Bristol-based Red Oak Landscaping & Garden Services in Bristol, is the first of two lucky competition winners. He was presented with the keys to his new Isuzu truck this week at Travis Perkin’s Southmead…

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    • AIPH

      68th AIPH annual congress to be held in Turkey

      The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is preparing for its 68th Annual Congress to take place in Antalya, Turkey from Monday 26 Sep to 1 Oct 2016. Highlights of the week include an International Green City Conference, an AIPH Expo Conference, tours of Expo 2016 Antalya, visits to local nurseries and a gala dinner. There will also be AIPH Committee meetings including a joint meeting with Union Fleurs to allow delegates more opportunity for networking within the international horticultural industry. The International Green City Conference takes place on Tuesday 27 September at the Expo Site. Discussions will cover: exploring the…

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    • Brown

      Celebrate the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown this summer with family-friendly events

      The Capability Brown Festival 2016 celebrates the life, work and legacy of 18th century English landscape architect and Royal Gardener to King George III, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose 300th anniversary falls this year. Brown is associated with more than 250 landscapes across England and Wales, including the well-known estates of Blenheim Palace (Oxfordshire), Chatsworth (Derbyshire) and Croome (Worcestershire) to hidden gems such as Compton Verney (Warwickshire) and Milton Abbey (Dorset). 2016 has already seen a myriad of events hosted at various Brown’s landscapes, with many more family-friendly events set to take centre stage over the summer holidays, including: Music to…

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    • grow london

      Grow London 2016

      Grow London is back for its third year at Hampstead Heath from the 24 to the 26 of June and is bigger than ever, promising to be a highlight of the summer for garden enthusiasts and their families with over thirty nurseries, various talks, workshops and inspirational feature areas. Nursery numbers have doubled since last years’ event, and include Blueleaf Plants, Glendon Plant Nursery, Wildegoose, Todds Botanics, Hooksgreen Herbs, Lime Cross, C&K Jones, Hortus Loci, Shadyplants, The Plant Specialist, Meadowgate, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants and Pennard Plants. As well as its’ numerous exhibits, Grow London includes several feature areas including the quirky…

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    • A great year for HTA and APL Members at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

      APL members have once again had a clean sheet this year, with all our members involved in a Chelsea garden going home with a medal. Mark Gregory, APL Chairman and Landform Consultants, has gone home with a staggering 4 medals this year. The winners are as follows: GOLD – The Garden Bed – a partnership with ASDA – Frosts Landscapes GOLD – The Chelsea Barracks Garden – Landform Consultants GOLD – The Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital – Bespoke Outdoor Spaces GOLD – Vestra Wealth’s Garden of Mindful Living – RDC Landscapes SILVER-GILT – The World Vision…

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    • New Covent Garden Flower Market wins RHS Chelsea Gold medal and New Design Award

      · The Flower Market travels a mile up stream to the RHS Chelsea Flower show to win Chelsea Gold & New Design Award with design by Veevers Carter, one of London’s most innovative floral design and event styling companies · Flower Market’s floral tribute to HM the Queen is the most published image of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show · 360˚ floral installation illustrates the bond between London’s Flower Market and its customers In its first ever Chelsea appearance as an exhibitor, New Covent Garden Flower Market has scooped an RHS Chelsea Gold medal and the New Design Award for…

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    • ScotHort

      ScotHort – Great News

      After the successful launch last year we are delighted to announce that ScotHort (the only event for the whole of the Scottish landscaping industry – landscapers, garden designers, landscape architects and grounds maintenance companies) will again be taking place this September, only this year it will be bigger, better and more informative. We have managed to secure a fantastic new venue (due to redevelopment of last year’s MacRobert Pavilion at the Royal Highland Centre). The Corn Exchange, 10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ is located within easy access of the M8, has great public transport links and is close to…

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    • Malvern

      Just days to go until RHS Malvern Spring Festival

      With just 7 days to go, the great countdown has begun to RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016. Over 90,000 people are expected to flood through the gates of the Three Counties Showground across the four-day event. The landmark gardening and food festival kicks off the Royal Horticultural Society summer show season and welcomes the Godfather of Gardening Alan Titchmarsh and National Treasure Mary Berry to headline. Ken Nottage, CEO of Three Counties, said: “Time flies and here we are again, just days until we open the gates for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2016. The showground is a hive of activity…

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    • Gardening Scotland

      Gardening Scotland set to bring major economic growth

      Scotland’s largest and most prestigious gardening and outdoor living show is expected to generate more than £1 million for the Scottish economy when it is held later this summer. Approximately 10 per cent of visitors are expected to attend from outside Scotland, demonstrating the strength of the country’s gardening industry on both a UK-wide and international scale. Gardening Scotland’s esteemed Floral Hall, sponsored by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society, will showcase more than 400 exhibitors, including plant nurseries, outdoor furniture suppliers and food and drink specialists. Local businesses such as Pentland-based Secret Herb Garden and Fife nursery East Neuk Perennials…

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